Hello there and sweet Sunday! Yesterday I shared my hop canvas and today it's my monthly projects turn for Finnabair Creative Team! This time I embellished the cover of a new art journal.
My grandfather just moved to a smaller apartment and while going through his belongings, I discovered numerous pieces that found their way to my mixed media drawer. One of those little treasures are the scissors on this cover. I also found my late grandmother's old sewing kit and used the old tape measure also on the cover.
Together with the heritage pieces, I used various Mediums and embellished the project with Mechanicals. I layered several pieces of the Mechanicals in the form of a flower. There are many wonderful tutorials on layering the Mechanicals by Finnabair, for example this one. I also added separate metal pieces here and there and formed a big cluster with all the embellishments.
The first thing I did was to add some strips of paper to the cover. To adhere those I used Soft Matt Gel. On top I created a resist pattern using a Finnabair stencil and 3D Gloss Gel. To get the metal pieces to stick to the cover and also survive the wear and tear, I used 3D Matt Gel as an adhesive. I also used Clear Gesso, Soft Gloss Gel and two Texture pastes in the creation. You can see where and how I used them from the video I created. Hope you enjoy!
I wish you all could see the cover in real life as the play of matt and gloss, dull and shiny is quite nice in it. The glossy circles create a great contrast with the gesso-mixed pigments.
Thank you for your visit! I can't wait to start filling this journal with pages! Wishing you all a peaceful day and great start to the new week!
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Materials: Prima Marketing, Tattered Angels, Luminarte